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Get Ready To Cruise The Bahamas

Get Ready To Cruise The Bahamas

Save time and make cruising to The Bahamas easy on yourself with these step-by-step how-to’s, info, and in-depth checklists

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Our Guarantee

At The Boat Galley, we have only one mission: to make boat life better.

Everyone on The Boat Galley team is a liveaboard cruiser and we understand the challenges that come with life on a boat. When our team encounters frustration, we come up with practical and innovative solutions.

This is how we came to radically reinvent the cruising guide, how we developed better reference materials, and how we created affordable, in-depth online courses that help us share our extensive knowledge with you at your pace.

Try our products and see. If they don't make your boat life better, use our 30-day FREE no-hassle return guarantee.

BUNDLE AND SAVE: This course is part of our All-Access Pass, where you get all 6 of our courses (plus some bonuses) for one low price.

✔ Lifetime access including all updates

✔ No scheduled times: go through the material when it's convenient for you


Over 30 sections of info you need for a smooth trip:

  • Legalities
  • Crossing the Gulf Stream, Charts & Cruising Guides
  • Weather and Tides
  • Provisioning
  • Communications: Internet, Calling & Texting
  • In Case of Emergency
    What's Included
    • Introduction
      • Bahamas Photo Album
      • 15 Things to Know About Cruising the Bahamas
      • Ciguatera
      • The Bahamas Economy & COVID
    • Bahamas COVID Requirements
    • Legalities
      • Pre-Departure Checklist
      • Insurance
      • Click2Clear
      • Getting a Bahamas Pet Permit
      • The Q Flag
      • Checking In
      • Money
      • Checking Out
      • CBP ROAM App
    • Crossing the Gulf Stream, Charts & Cruising Guides
      • Crossing the Gulf Stream
      • Charts
      • Cruising Guides
    • Weather and Tides
      • Getting Weather Info
      • Bahamas Tides
    • Provisioning
      • Provisioning in General
      • Calculating Amounts to Buy
      • Have a Tiny Refrigerator?
      • Prescription Medicines
      • Fuel, Water, Propane
    • Communications: Internet, Calling & Texting
      • Bahamas Internet
      • VPNs (Virtual Private Networks)
      • Phone Calls When In the Bahamas
      • Communications Apps
      • inReach Satellite Communications
    • In Case of Emergency
      • Overview
      • Float Plan
      • Your Emergency Contacts
      • Your Ditch Bag
      • Medical Assistance/Evacuation

    Private Facebook Group

    You'll get access to a private Facebook group where you can ask questions of me and other course participants, and where you can share your successes.


    You'll also get a subscription to The Boat Galley Newsletter, a weekly email filled with information about living on a boat. Don't like it? You can unsubscribe at any time.

    And no, we aren’t going to sell your email address or send you spam, because that’s not who we are.

    Immediate Access

    You'll get login details onscreen immediately after purchase as well as by email a few minutes later.

    Take this course whenever you want, as fast or slow as you want, in whatever order you want, and refer back to materials as often as you want. You'll have lifetime access to all, including all updates.

    Everything is online; there is no shipping.

    The Instructor

    Carolyn Shearlock is the founder of The Boat Galley and an instructor at Cruisers University at the Annapolis Boat Shows. In addition to her articles and podcasts for The Boat Galley, she frequently writes for various boating and cruising magazines. 

    Carolyn and her husband Dave have lived aboard two different boats for a total of 14 years. They've cruised over 14,000 miles in the Sea of Cortez, Pacific Mexico and Central America, and more recently Florida and the Bahamas.

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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 25 reviews
    Perry J.
    Tremendous value - highly recommend!

    I just purchased your “Get Ready to Cruise the Bahamas” course…. WOW! Thank you for creating the course. It is the most comprehensive guide I have read (and I have been studying this subject for months).

    Maryalice F.
    Everything you need to know before cruising to the Bahamas!

    The information is everything you need to know and it’s explained thoroughly and simply. We have not been to the Bahamas yet but hope to be leaving by next month. I’ve been super stressed about all of the things we need to accomplish. But doing this online course helped me to know what we have to do and how to do it. Feeling more confident about our journey now!

    Josephine S.
    Bahama Cruising Made Simple!

    This course is absolutely worth it! I haven't been to the Bahamas yet and had started researching and taking notes and was getting overwhelmed. I bought this course and it has totally lowered my stress levels and makes all the items that need to get done more understandable. It completely streamlines the research process. Highly recommend!!